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Demystifying Cloud Computing Contracts for Information Technology, Corporate and In-House Lawyers: Clear Skies Ahead

Program Number: 2331 Presenter: Matthew A. Karlyn, Esq., Aaron Tantleff, Esq.

Even as the understanding and prevalence of the Cloud continues to escalate and as companies continue to migrate data and services to the Cloud, counsel for many companies are still attempting to review contacts for cloud services as if they were software contracts or fail to understand and appreciate issues regarding security, performance, availability, disaster recovery and business continuity. In addition, many fail to properly appreciate the implementation process or the effort involved to move to another vendor and thus, fail to consider the costs of signing on and how it may lock the company in with the vendor as switching vendors may be cost prohibitive. Join Matt Karlyn and Aaron Tantleff of Foley & Lardner LLP as they discuss some of the more significant issues that arise during negotiations with cloud providers and how to effectively negotiate terms and mitigate risks.

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IP Due Diligence in M&A Transactions for IP and Transactional Counsel

Program Number: 2330 Presenter: Steven R. Cade, Esq., Christopher J. Rasmussen, Esq., Aaron Tantleff, Esq.

In M&A transactions, the results of a legal due diligence investigation can significantly impact the terms of the transaction and in some cases, whether the deal even moves forward. Proper intellectual property due diligence investigation may lead to the restructuring of a deal, change in the purchase price, reaching out to third parties or walking away from the deal. However, in many deals, the intellectual property assets are the only material assets or represent the key assets driving the deal, and unfortunately, all too often the documentation supporting a target's intellectual property assets (or lack thereof) are overlooked or not reviewed, because of the erroneous assumption that a target company outright owns all key intellectual property, and that such intellectual property will transfer automatically upon the close of the deal, or that any defects that may exist with respect to the intellectual property can be cured with standard representations,

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Litigation Holds and the Duty to Preserve-2013: Important Updates for Corporate Counsel and Litigators

Program Number: 2311 Presenter: Jeffrey Fowler, Esq.

Jeffrey Fowler, a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and one of the country’s few full-time e-discovery litigators, covers recent developments in the legal duty to preserve evidence, including proposed new amendments to the Federal Rules and recent sanctions cases. He also provides practical tips for how to plan, execute and defend an effective preservation strategy.

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EEOC Cracks Down on Systemic Discrimination: What In-House and Employment Lawyers Need to Know to Minimize Risks in Hiring Practices

Program Number: 2307 Presenter: Jonathan T. Hyman, Esq.

While employers want to be able to hire the best and most qualified to staff every position, the myriad equal employment opportunity laws often intervene to roadblock these efforts. The enforcement priorities of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are making these hiring decisions increasingly difficult for employers. For example, the EEOC recently issued new guidance for conducting criminal background checks during the hiring process that severely limit how and when employers can rely on criminal arrest and conviction records in making hiring and other employment decision. Other neutral criteria garnering a hard look by the EEOC include credit histories and employment status. In this program, especially for in-house and employment lawyers, Jon Hyman provides valuable insights to help identify and avoid the various risks that come with one of the EEOC’s highest enforcement priorities—systemic discrimination.

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On the Road to Reasonableness: Ethical Challenges for In-House Corporate Counsel and Outside Counsel When Issuing and Monitoring Litigation Holds

Program Number: 2255 Presenter: Mark DeMonte, Irene Savanis Fiorentinos, Esq.

Jones Day attorneys Irene Fiorentinos and Mark DeMonte discuss how recent cases such as Chin v. Port Authority and Apple v. Samsung fit into a rule of reasonable document preservation and address the ethical challenges that in-house corporate counsel and outside counsel face, consistent with such ABA Model Rules as Model Rule 1.1 (competence) and Model Rule 3.3 (duty to court), when issuing and monitoring litigation holds.

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ABA Recommendations on the Legal Ethics of Technology: The Latest Developments for Corporate and Outside Counsel

Program Number: 2254 Presenter: Steven C. Bennett, Esq., Jones Day

The ABA created its Ethics 20/20 Commission in 2009 to consider solutions to ethical challenges arising from 21st Century technological realities. Recently, the Commission released draft proposals for revision of the ABA Model Rules in several areas that may be affected by modern technology: confidentiality (including unauthorized disclosures and hacking); client development through electronic media; and outsourcing. Steve Bennett, a partner at Jones Day, examines the Commission's ethics proposals and suggests practical solutions to the issues raised by the ABA.

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Service Levels in Information Technology Agreements and State of Indiana v. IBM Corp.: Important Legal Developments for Corporate and Technology Counsel

Program Number: 2252 Presenter: Matthew A. Karlyn, Esq., Aaron Tantleff, Esq.

Service levels are a critically important aspect of information technology agreements. While drafting appropriate service levels can be a challenging task as vendors and customers frequently struggle to set service levels appropriately and determine balanced remedies for service level failure, crafting good service levels is not enough. The parties and their attorneys also must think about and plan for additions to and deletions of service levels, as well as modifications to service levels, and how the agreement accommodates such changes. Further, adjustments to the service levels may become necessary at a later time and the agreement should include an appropriate process for ensuring that the actual service level changes as the quality of the vendor's service improves. Join Matt Karlyn and Aaron Tantleff of Foley & Lardner LLP as they discuss the recent case of State of Indiana v. IBM, where an IT service provider won a breach of contract claim

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Cloud Computing in Healthcare: HIPAA and State Law Challenges: Important Considerations for Corporate, Healthcare and Technology Lawyers

Program Number: 2251 Presenter: M. Leeann Habte, Esq., Matthew A. Karlyn, Esq.

Health care organizations are rapidly moving their data and applications to the cloud. With the HITECH Act's incentives for electronic health records, hospitals, physician practices, and other providers are on the face track to implement new IT systems. Cloud computing offers the opportunity to achieve this objective quickly and with lower IT costs. However, transitioning to a cloud computing environment is not without significant risk. Hospitals, physician practices and other health care entities are subject to a myriad of privacy and security requirements under HIPAA and state laws, and these laws differ by jurisdiction. Counsel to hospitals and physicians must carefully negotiate business associate agreements with cloud computing vendors that include clear indemnity, security, and data use and data return provisions. Assuring the “cloud” is located in a U.S. jurisdiction and allocating responsibility for a data breach between the provider and cloud computing vendor are key issues in contracting

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Understanding the Legal Risks of Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD): Important Considerations for In-House Corporate, Employment and Technology Lawyers

Program Number: 2250 Presenter: Matthew A. Karlyn, Esq., Aaron Tantleff, Esq.

With the commercialization of IT, employees are seeking to, or already are bringing their personal devices into the corporate environment. Employees want to use their preferred devices, and companies are constantly seeking cost reductions and the ability to offer its employees incentives that may aid in recruitment, retention and productivity. However, allowing these employee or dual-use devices into the company without proper planning in place may lead to new legal risks and exposures for the company, and in-house corporate, employment and technology counsel must carefully consider these risks before advising their organizations on BYOD implementation. Join Aaron Tantleff and Matt Karlyn of Foley & Lardner LLP as they explain some of the key implications of allowing employees to use their own devices in the workplace versus using company-purchased/provided technology, possible security risks in allowing employees use of such dual use devices at work and considerations in reviewing existing policies or

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Open Source Software in Cloud Computing-2012: What In-House and Corporate Counsel Need to Know

Program Number: 2246 Presenter: Jason D. Haislmaier, Esq.

The strength of cloud computing is undeniable, and nearly every company is now using or considering the use of some form of cloud computing services. With open source software having emerged as an essential building block in the foundation of almost all cloud computing platforms, the use of open source software in the cloud presents many new open source license interpretation and compliance issues for both customers and providers of cloud computing services. Jason Haislmaier, a partner at Bryan Cave LLP, answers the questions in-house and corporate counsel need to know about open source license compliance in cloud computing, including: • Where is open source used in the cloud (and where is it likely to appear)? • How are open source licenses applicable in the cloud and what license obligations apply in the cloud? • How does the cloud change the notion of software “distribution” (and what does this mean for open source

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